Thursday, May 2, 2013

States Spending Less Money on Pre-K Education

State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago, according to the National Institute for released Monday. The State of Preschool 2012 report is compiled by  National Institute for Early Education Research. The  2012 State Preschool Yearbook is the newest edition of the annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. The report also found that more than a half million of those preschool students are in programs that don't even meet standards suggested by industry experts that would qualify for federal dollars. Those findings — combined with Congress' reluctance to spend new dollars — may complicate President Barack Obama's effort to expand pre-K programs across the country. You can access the NIEER report below.

The State of Preschool 2012 |
After you read the report, let's talk! How is your state doing in regard to preschool spending?

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